We offer a variety of cask ales, with one permanent – being Bass – and three to four constantly changing guest ales. We also stock real cider, draught and bottled. We have a fine wine selection, and serve gluten free and non alcoholic beer. We have an excellent range of soft drinks.

‘Steady’ Stephen Hornbuckle is responsible for organising our selection of cask ales. In the early 1990s Stephen started introducing a varied choice of beers, ranging from Milds, bitters, porters, stouts, I.P.A.S and speciality beers. The first micro brewery that he dealt with in 1993 was the Cottage Brewery from Somerset.

The Royal Oak offers a variety of beers from all over England, Scotland and Wales. Some of the many brewers we have experienced over the years and still continue to enjoy are:

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If you’d like more information about us, or would like to book a table or one of our function rooms for an event, call us on

01332 662 378

How to Find Us

Contact Details

The Royal Oak
55 Green Lane
DE72 3SE


+44 (0)1332 662378




Heading east out of Derby on the A52 (Brian Clough Way) take the Ockbrook exit after around 4 miles (just after the Shell garage). At the end of the slip road turn left into Victoria Avenue. Follow this past the Queens Head pub and turn left at the T-junction. The Royal Oak is in a couple of hundred yards on the left.